T2 Med/Met Weight Management
Why do you need to take so many medications?!
Chances are, if you have high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, and/or type II diabetes, and you are overweight or obese, you don’t need all the meds you are on. By joining our weight management programs, you’ll probably be able to stop many of your medications. Not only that, you’ll feel better and look better.
How will weight loss help?
Being overweight or obese leads to insulin resistance, accelerating the development of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver and kidney disease. It ages your body faster, robs you of energy, makes you short of breath, and puts you at risk for obstructive sleep apnea. It increases risk for a number of different cancers!
This weight problem affects not only you, it also affects your family. The risk to children becoming obese in a household where at least one parent already is obese is somewhat under 50%, but approaches up to 80% in households where both parents are obese.
Are you sleepy and irritable most of the time?
Excess weight affects your sleep pattern. In its most extreme form it leads to Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Even before this extreme you sleep less efficiently, have more daytime drowsiness, and are more irritable. This has adverse affects on you home life, friendships, and even your job performance!
I already have a physician
That’s great! We want you to keep your present physician. We accept referrals and will keep your primary care doctor informed of your progress every step of the way. Our Physician, Dr. Titus A. Taube, is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, a Medical Society dedicated to the practice of medically supervised weight and nutritional management. We want your personal physician to be pleased with your success.
- It’s calories in vs. calories out! You can’t cheat physics! To lose weight you must take in fewer calories, than you put out.
- Exercise is also important but it is not a substitute for dieting. There are about 3,500 calories in a pound of fat. There are only 100 to 120 calories burned in walking a mile.
Why T2 Med/Met Weight Loss?
Being overweight or obese is a chronic disease! At T2 we tailor a medically supervised plan to your individual lifestyle, health status, and budget. We adjust your plan as you lose weight, with the goal of finding an effective lifestyle you can maintain to keep the weight off! Your problem is lifelong and we believe in lifetime follow up. Maintenance is ours, and should be your long term goal.
What’s Safe and Effective?
In years past, 300 and 400 calorie/day plans were used with some success. Unfortunately when studied, it was shown that the weight loss was no greater than present day 800 calorie and up plans. Furthermore, some otherwise healthy people dropped dead in the middle of the night after a month or more on such plans.
At T2 we use well documented plans which are safe and effective. These plans work in both healthy people and those who already have other chronic diseases. We do use appetite suppressants when indicated and needed, buy only about 30% of our patients seem to need them.
When will you take charge?
The extra pounds are draining you of energy and keeping you from doing many, many things you’ve always wanted to do. Is a life of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke what you really look forward to? Why not give yourself a life full of energy, fewer pills, and decreased risk of cancer? Let T2 Med/Met Weight Management help you get your life back on track!
How Much Can I Lose?
At T2 we use the Valhalla Scientific Body Comp Scale. This computerized system is way more than a scale, we can accurately predict the minimum amount you can lose on a number of our plans. More than a BMI, this more accurately predicts metabolic rate considering age, muscle mass, and bone structure. It also allows us to predict many of your health risks as a result of your weight, as well as how much they’ll improve if you lose it.
How Much Does It Cost?
If you already have a weight related illness, chances are good that your visits are covered by your insurance, just like any other doctor visit. Supplements are generally not covered, but we have a variety of plans to fit every budget. An initial consultation is only $20. What have you got to lose?!